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SPAM is not mystery meat!

SPAM may be an acronym for shoulder pork and ham, or spiced ham, depending upon which resource you consult.  Hormel indicates that Spam Classic (I love that) is made from “pork with ham, salt [I’ll say!], water, potato starch, sugar, and sodium … Continue reading

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On collecting cookbooks

Over the years I’ve collected a number of interesting old cookbooks, many from the 1940’s through the 1970’s, a time when convenience foods, casseroles and cocktail party appetizers were all the rage.  Recipes in these retro cookbooks are often scary.  … Continue reading

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Pink aspics

I busted out two pink aspics today.  I’ve been hooked on aspics for some time now.  I’ve always loved them and, since I collect cookbooks, I come across lots of them in books from the 1930s through the 1960s – … Continue reading

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They need to tell you about this kind of day in advance

My father is in a coma and I spent the day glued to his bedside in a reclining chair with a string of Christmas lights on over his bed.  He loves Christmas lights.  The nursing supervisor, who is very nice, … Continue reading

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